Associate Head Coach, Walter Jaramillo, joined the Lady Avengers' staff in late 2013. He assists Head Coach, Brett Polow, in all aspects of the women's soccer program including recruiting, on-field instruction, and designing off-season workouts for the team.
During the 2016-17 season, coach Jaramillo led the Lady Avengers to the programs first ever national tournament. The #6 ranked Avengers defeated #1 ranked Phoenix College and #3 ranked Laramie County to reach the national championship. Three of the student-athletes on that team were named as NJCAA All-Americans. The 2016-17 season was the first time the Avengers had a single All-American. The Avengers offense scored the most goals in the entire national tournament.
In 2014, Coach Jaramillo helped guide the Lady Avengers to an 8-2 overall record and their second appearance in only two years of existence as a program in the Region XV - Division I Championship match.
Coach Jaramillo has been an age group head coach in the Eastern New York Youth Girls Olympic Development Program. He is an assistant coach for Region I boys east, helping identify, evaluate, develop and train players to be showcased at the national level.
Prior to ASA, Jaramillo was the Head Women's Soccer Coach at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) (2010-2013). At BMCC he was named the Region XV-Division III Coach of the Year and coached three First Team All-Region performers including a Player of the Year in 2011.
Before arriving in Downtown Manhattan, Jaramillo was the Assistant Athletic Director in charge of facilities and game operations as well as the men's and women's soccer coach at Pratt Institute. While at Pratt, he was also the Director and Head Coach of the Brooklyn Patriots Soccer Club, which he guided from 2004-2010. Both the boys' and girls' teams were nationally ranked, and both teams reached the state finals and semifinals of the E.N.Y.S.S.A. States and Challenge Cup.
Coach Jaramillo also has experience as a head coach in international matches. From 2006-2008 he would would lead a New York City select women's squad against the Mexican national team.
Focused on developing the players he coaches, Jaramillo has had plenty of success. He has helped produce five Boys' National Team members. He has also developed several players (both boys and girls) that have gone on to play for the Regional, State, and Olympic Development teams.
Before starting his career in athletics, Jaramillo had a very successful career as a player. Starring at Long Island University, he would help the Blackbirds to NCAA Division I national rankings from 1981-1984. LIU would reach the NCAAs semifinals in 1981 and 1982. Those same years the Blackbirds won New York Region championships and Metropolitan Conference titles. Individually, Jaramillo would receive honors from New York City and New York State organizations. He would also be selected to the NYC Empire State Games team.
In addition to his wealth of knowledge and experience on the soccer field, Jaramillo has an extensive background in strength/fitness training and nutrition. Currently working on his master's degree in Strength and Conditioning at LIU, Coach Jaramillo has trained and directed programs at some of the finest facilities and clubs in New York including Equinox, The Vertical Club, New York Sports Clubs, in addition to being the sole proprietor of XPress Fitness.
Coach Jaramillo holds a U.S.S.F: National “B” Coaching License and a N.S.C.A.A: Directors of Coaching Diploma.